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Chevron Baby Quilt {My Sister’s Quilts #14}

Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation

My Sister's Quilts series

If this is the first time you’re seeing this series, My Sister’s Quilts is the mini quilting memoirs of my sister who is a fantastic quilter and has made baby quilts for each of her 17 nieces and nephews.  Today she’s showing you a chevron baby quilt.

Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation

I unfortunately do not have much memory at all of making this quilt, which is odd, being that it is the most recent one that I have made!  I recognize the fabrics from many other quilts I have made.

Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation

It is a glorious thing when a quilter has a large enough stash that there is no need set foot inside a fabric store!  When we moved about a month ago I was reminding myself and my husband  that a sizable fabric stash is a GOOD thing, as we moved tub-upon-tub-upon-tub from our old basement to the trailer, then from the trailer to the new house, and finally to the new basement.  🙂

Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation
I do remember wanting to make a chevron quilt, and I loved how this turned out looking like the mountains reaching from the sea to the sky!
Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation
If I were to name this quilt, I think I would call it “Sunrise in the Mountains.”   As naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir stated, “How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains.”  In my opinion there is not much that is more amazing than on this earth than experiencing the crisp morning air in the mountains.
Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation
My family holds in our hearts a special love for the mountains.  Mountains remind us of beauty, adventure, and love for one we have lost, but will never forget…
Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation
My nephew L. will soon be climbing mountains in great strides and it is my wish that every one of his sunrises may hold promises, and that every one of his sunsets may hold peace.
Chevron baby quilt by Skirt Fixation
Love Aunt Fessy
When my sister gave us this quilt, I remember she called it a time capsule of sorts.  It both represented the chevron trend, and showed the process of time and sewing with all the fabrics from different quilts she’s made.  We are so thankful for an amazing seamstress in our family with the love for quilting and the heart to gift quilts to each of her nieces and nephews!   This is the end of this series, for now…but as soon as Aunt Fessy has another baby quilt sewn, we’ll be back! 
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Twirl Your Heart Out Skirt {All The Skirt: Jocole & Urban Sew}

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

So far during All The Skirts: Jocole & Urban Sew we’ve been telling you what awesome, basic wardrobe builders the Jocole skirts can be.  So today we thought we’d show you how these skirts can be fun accent pieces too.

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

The Jocole Twirl Your Heart Out 6 panel skirt is such a fun skirt!  The possibilities of fabric this skirt could showcase are endless.  We chose two chevron prints from Urban Sew, a black and white, and a brownish gray and white.  These are very good quality cottons.

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

Yes, I know, there are three different fabrics in the Twirl Your Heart Out skirt we made.  Because we decided to make the largest size, in the longest length, the recommended fabric yardage was not quite enough.  It could also be because we wanted to orient the chevrons horizontally across the panels instead of vertically or diagonally.  So we took the two chevron fabrics from Urban Sew and found a polka dot marsala (color of the year!) which totally makes this into a fun, fashion-forward skirt!  We love the finished result.

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

Backing up a few steps to reviewing the pattern, the Jocole Twirl Your Heart Out 6 panel skirt is very easy to sew.  So easy that Aria sewed up the doll version of the skirt by herself!

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

It was her first time to sew from a pattern, and she did awesome.  This skirt definitely meets the criteria of an easy beginner skirt pattern.

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

I love how it looks like Aria is dancing with her shadow in these twirling photos.  We were just attempting to illustrate how you can twirl your heart out in this skirt, but the dancing shadow effect is so delightful!

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

Now since no one has yet linked up to the Jocole and Urban Sew sew along, we are going to change the rules a little and up the ante!  Every entry linked up will be worth 5 entry points!  Because we really want to see what you’ve been sewing with Jocole patterns or Urban Sew fabric.

Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

You can enter our giveaway to win 3 patterns of your choice from Jocole and a $40 gift certificate to Urban Sew.  Also, these two amazing, generous sponsors are offering discount codes just for Skirt Fixation readers during All The Skirts: Jocole & Urban Sew.

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Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation

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Drop And Twirl Jocole Skirt Pattern sewn with fabric from Urban Sew by Skirt Fixation